Commonly known as yellow startwort, horseheal, wild flower and elecampane, the Inula hellenium is a native of Europe and Asia. It is also found cultivated in North America. It has been as a traditional medicine even before the Roman Empire used it. Its name is derived from its remarkable ability to cure horses and sheep from skin infections. In China, the herb has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
The medicinal herb is known for its expectorant, diuretic, cholagogue, astringent, antiparasite and antibacterial properties. Based on its ability, the Inula hellenium root is used in the treatment of many ailments such as parasite infection, back pain, nerve pains, cough, congestion, bronchitis, and asthma.
It is most commonly used as a respiratory tonic. It can provide almost instant relief for breathlessness caused by bronchitis or asthma. It contains compounds such as inulin, helenin, and helenalin, which are effective as expectorant and antiseptic. This root also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Caution must be applied when used (both for humans and animals) by anyone who is allergic to the sunflower family.
Ειδικό βότανο για τον ερεθιστικό βρογχικό βήχα, ιδιαίτερα στα παιδιά. Έχει ταυτόχρονα αντιμικροβιακή δράση και χρησιμοποιείται στο άσθμα. Είναι ακόμα, αποτελεσματικό κατά της δυσπεψίας και εμμηναγωγό.
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